Sarah is hosting a celebration of friday finishes. I am joining with my finish of a quilt centre that I’ve been haggling with all week. The quilt is for the baby of my daughter’s good friend. It’s the first of her friends to have a baby in fact, so it’s kind of a special occasion. The baby is 6 months old already, so the promise to make this quilt is already a bit aged.  Nevermind.  The quilt must be finished by February 4th because the quilt has a ‘ride’ to daughter’s house the following morning, so the pressure is ON!

I could have picked a simpler way to piece the centre but I was dying to try this technique I came up with using strips to create the diamonds.  I’m sure it’s not a NEW way to do it but I haven’t seen it done.  It popped into my head so I had to try it out.  I’ve documented the process if you’re interested in the last weeks posts.

Now that the flimsy is done I’m thinking about the back.  Click once or twice to get a better view. The fabric on the left is safe, maybe a bit insipid.  The fabric on the right has too much yellow?  Any comments?


16 Comments on Sarah’s friday finish party

  1. Sarah Craig says:

    Hi, Rita! Thanks for linking up! The quilt center looks great, and I can’t wait to see how you did those diamonds/triangles – I love a triangle quilt but taking the time to make one is the problem. So if you’ve got a fast way, awesome!!!!!

    • Rita says:

      Thanks for the kind words Sarah and thanks for having the link-up list. I documented all about how the top came together in the posts I did this week, mistakes and all :)

  2. Diane W says:

    Very cute baby quilt. can’t wait to check out your way of doing them, diamonds.

  3. Sara says:

    You had some struggles, but doesn’t it feel good and plain out amazing to have accomplished it—you told those triangles who is BOSS!! lol!

    Can’t wait to see the finished to for Vera:)

    Thanks for joining Sarah’s Can I get a Whoop, Whoop?!!

  4. Your quilt looks AMAZING…and difficult. I’m going to have to check out your earlier posts to see how to do it when I get the confidence to try something like this.

  5. Diane says:

    This is beautiful! I love the colors. That draker color added in adds so much depth. Lovely.

  6. Great Job Rita! And — I like the backing on the left.

    • Rita says:

      Yes, unless something better leaps out of my stash tomorrow, that’s the one I’ll go with. I wish it were a bit more…I don’t know what exactly. And the whole quilt is so blue. It is for a girl afterall. I thought the border would be something pink but all my pinks looked too peachy – not in a good way. I needed a bluer pink. Well, too late for that. I guess I’d like the back to have pink in it. It’s the yellow that blows the right hand fabric out of the running. Thanks for helping me think this out, Jamie. :)

      • Sarah Craig says:

        Hey, Rita, add a strip of the pretty floral in your back to give it some punch – also a strip some leftover triangles if you have them! Nothing says a back has to just be one fabric!

        • Rita says:

          Your idea is excellent and comes just as I’m thinking that I hope the back fabric is wide enough. It’s very close. It’s not like I haven’t done this exact thing before either. duh! The other advantage to using a selection of fabrics from the front on the back is that in the event of damage to the front, you can use the ‘extra’ from the back and then cover the hole you’ve made. Not that that type of effort is made anymore to repair things, but who knows, it gives someone the option at least.

  7. Sue Daurio says:

    Wow, it looks great!! I love triangles, and that is just a wonderful gift!!

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